|Please Note: The information provided on the web page is not year specific. When you
have finished reading the information contained herein, and access CSU X-press, please
be sure to access the appropriate year within CSU X-press which relates to the notification
that you received from the Office of Student Financial Aid which prompted you to access
this web page.
You have been directed to this web page due to one of the following reasons:
- There are certain “student requirements” which you need to fulfill before we can
either prepare a Financial Aid Award Package for you or finalize the awards that were
established for you based upon the information you provided on your FAFSA, or
- We have a message or information you need to access that pertains to your financial
aid package or financial aid eligibility.
To review your status and properly respond (if required), please click on the link
provided at the bottom of this web page to be taken to CSU X-Press.
When you arrive at CSU X-Press click on Enter Secure Area.
If this is your first time entering the CSU X-Press web site follow the directions
on the screen in order to access the site. Please pay careful attention to the order
and format in which information should be entered.
Your CSU ID number is listed at the top of the e-mail/letter notification that brought
you to this web site. Please use that as your User ID when entering CSU X-press..
If you cannot gain access using the Temporary ID, and you have yet to be fully admitted,
please try using your Social Security Number.
Once you have accessed the web site you will immediately be prompted to change the
You will need your PAC to access the web site in the future.
PLEASE, DON’T FORGET IT!
After entering the site:
- Click on the Financial Aid link.
- On the next screen click on the Financial Aid Status link.
- Select the Aid Year referenced in the e-mail/letter we sent you.
When you progress to the next screen, you will see the following statement: “You have unsatisfied student requirements for this aid year.”(in the middle of the screen) please click on “student requirements”and review what is required from you before your financial aid package can be finalized. Please try and fulfill all requirements
as soon as possible. Your financial aid package will not be finalized until you have
If we have any special notices or information for you they may be also be viewed on
this web page.
If you have no unsatisfied student requirements (or after you have reviewed what you
need to do) and/or you have read the special notices, you may exit CSU X-press.
While you are in the CSU X-Press web site please take a few minutes to look at all
the information available to you in addition to financial aid information.
If you have a problem entering the CSU X-Press web site please call 773-995-2304 (during
normal business hours of 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday and until 7:00 PM on Thursday),
to have your Personal Access Code (PAC) re-set.
To review your Student Requirements and/or Special Notices, and properly respond,
if necessary, continuing students should access Cougar Connect and continue on to CSU X-press.
Students who have yet to be admitted, but have completed a FAFSA and have listed Chicago
State University as one of the schools to which they would like their financial aid
profiles submitted, may access and review Student Requirements and/or Special Notices through CSU X-press.
You may need to download forms/documents on this web site.